The Smallest Castle in England Is For Sale And It’s Adorable

I know, the first thing you think of when someone says the word ‘castle’ is grandeur, turrets, moats, opulence and vast halls.
Maybe some dolls, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the market.

Well, this one does has a turret. But just one.  Singular.

Meet ‘Molly’s Lodge’, a Grade II Listed castle that sits on a 0.61 acre plot of land near the village of Long Compton in Warwickshire, England.

Molly’s Lodge was built by the famous British architect, Edward Blore, in the 1830s. Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

It’s adorable.

Check out these interior photos:

 

Now a fully functioning one bedroom home, Molly’s Lodge inside is not what you’d expect from a castle.
The Lodge features a bathroom, living room, decorative spiral staircase and dining room complete with mullion windows and cast iron Victorian fireplace, all in light airy tones.  No rattling chains and spooky ghosts here.

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

Kitchen:

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.Bedroom:

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

Living room:

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

The landscaped gardens include an ornamental pond.

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

Originally built as a gatehouse for the Weston Park Estate on the northern edge of the Cotswolds.

Does it look somewhat familiar?  It should.  The architect of Molly’s Lodge, Edward Blore, is famous for extending Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria and restoring Lambeth Palace.  See the resemblance?

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

The property also includes Molly’s Mews, a second building with a double garage, office, and one-bedroom apartment.  (I’ll let you guess what it was made for originally)

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.
Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.
Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

You can’t deny, it’s adorable.

Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

 

But if you want it you’d better get in quick, there’s already at least one offer on it.  You can contact the real estate office here.

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